First and foremost, we must learn to lead ourselves. It starts with understanding who we are. Do we know ourselves very well? Seems like a crazy question, but it is the starting point for leadership, fulfillment and success. What are our values? What decisions did we make that brought us to this point?
The process of becoming a leader starts with knowing ourselves better. How can we manage what we do not understand? Do we really understand our strengths? What about our weaknesses? What about our team member’s perceptions?
Leaders are made of strong values and character that is tested over time. Leaders are not born, they are made and we can we all lead every day. It starts in our heart and knowing who we are. For five quick ways to lead every day, regardless of position, check out Leading Without a Title.